Chris Harrison is feeling ‘unhappy’ following his exit from ‘The Bachelor’ after a 19-year stint as host on the favored ABC actuality relationship present.
Chris Harrison‘ is “unhappy” that his 19-year internet hosting gig with The Bachelor franchise has come to an finish. The announcement got here on June eight following a racism controversy earlier this 12 months, when Chris took a step again from his internet hosting gigs and didn’t return for season 17 of The Bachelorette.
A supply near Chris EXCLUSIVELY informed HollywoodLife, “Chris is unhappy that it has gotten so far and he’s not with The Bachelor franchise, however with adversity you need to be taught from it and transfer ahead and he’s hoping this might be a chance to do extra within the internet hosting world as soon as all of the authorized stuff is over with. He’ll all the time love his time with the franchise and could have his buddies and reminiscences from it, however as he’s taking a look at it now, right here’s to one thing new.”
“New horizons and alternatives might be scary however he’s seeking to take the subsequent few months to land on his ft and take steps into persevering with a profession on TV,” the pal continued. “He’s going to be out of the limelight for somewhat bit on function however he desires to proceed to work, so he’s hoping to get again within the swing of issues hopefully by the autumn or early subsequent 12 months. He retains getting presents, it simply needs to be the precise factor. He doesn’t need individuals to really feel sorry for him, he’s assured all the pieces will work out.”
Considered one of Chris’s greatest supporters is his girlfriend and Leisure Tonight correspondent, Lauren Zima, 33, who’s “staying constructive” via all of it. “Lauren has supported Chris in additional methods than one. On a number of events she’s made it publicly recognized that she’s standing by Chris’s facet and has his again via all of this. Not solely has she posted on social media, however Lauren is all the time there to hearken to him, and he or she actually believes in him and that it is a likelihood for him to begin contemporary. It’s been a tricky time, however having one another has actually helped raise their spirit.”
“Lauren doesn’t miss a beat and he or she all the time has a smile on her face regardless of all the pieces happening. She’s targeted on staying constructive and feels very grateful for the superb family and friends who’ve supported her and Chris via all of this. Lauren is conserving her chin up and is aware of issues will work out how they’re imagined to, and he or she’s trying ahead to the subsequent chapter of their lives. She understands life all the time comes with challenges however she’s robust and is aware of they’ll get via this collectively.”
Chris has been host of Bachelor Nation since The Bachelor first premiered in 2002. Nevertheless, he got here below hearth after a February 9 interview aired with Rachel Lindsay, through Additional, wherein the pair mentioned season 25 Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, (who went on to win the closing rose) and the controversy surrounding resurfaced images of her attending an Previous South-themed social gathering in school. Chris’s controversial feedback about racism sparked outrage, which led to the longtime Bachelor host “stepping down” from his place on the time. Moreover, he launched two public apologies to social media.